How to Write, Edit, and Sell a Novel: Advice from the Forum Wednesday, January 12, 2011, by Ginny Wiehardt Writer Shelly Goodman Wright contributed an excellent piece in the forum on how she finished a novel and then “built a platform” for it before submitting to agents. Because she provides such a good example of […]
One thing is inevitable when you work in an industry that’s as public as writing: you will come across haters
A ghost writer is a professional writer, usually a freelancer, who creates copy for other people for which the ghost writer receives either no credit or limited credit.
Have you ever picked up a book that you were so excited about reading only to find once you opened it there was so much rambling that you were immediately turned off? I have encountered this many times, unfortunately, there is nothing you can do about it. Sometimes a writer just wants to get their point […]
A lifetime of knitting has ingrained certain lessons into my personality. And I’ve come to see that they apply to my writing as much as
For the majority of my adult life, I had been into reading mystery/suspense thrillers. My favorite author at the time was Mary Higgins Clarke. I read so many of her books since I was a teenager in addition to other authors that wrote mysteries. Then I grew tired of that genre and switched to chick-lit […]
Part 2: The Evil, Arrogant Publishers In my seed article writing as Chief Editor of IFWG Publishing, I hypothesized The Grand Illusion, a state where many self-publishers created a bubble around themselves, constructed of beliefs and views that were not necessarily based on fact. In Part 1, under my name, I discussed eBooks, and how, […]
When I finish an article in a series, I have an idea where I am going for the next installment
Andrew J. Sacks is an editor, English professor, and freelance writer in the greater Los Angeles area. He is also a nationally ranked chess Master.
The writer’s goal is to evoke emotion. To ensure the audience smiles laughs, cries, becomes angry or hurts for the characters that they’ve created